So Close! Kickstarter fixed the chart, so it looks much nicer now!
I really am loving Kickstarter – we’re building a company from our products that we have market tested on Kickstarter – it’s a fantastic launch platform!
Mashable Is This 2012′s Hottest Toy? Mashable thinks so
TechCrunch Pressure sensitive stylus with a clever twist.
NYT Nice pressure sensitive stylus
USA Today nearly any kind of multiplayer shooting game you can imagine, all without needing to block the headphone port or eat away battery via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
Uncrate compatibility with most Nerf and Buzzbee toy guns serves as icing on the geek-flavored cake.
Technology Review MIT - Hello World covers products that contain important new technologies.
The Toy Spy It will be able to capture the attention of Android fans that had their blaster dreams shot down by the iOS only based smart device play of the Lazer Tag offering.
Dude I Want That The app-and-apparatus duo that will turn your basement, your backyard, and your 3-mile stumble home from the bar at 3 a.m. into an intense competition of agility, precision, and tactical prowess.
Gizmag Luckily for software developers, the AppTag won’t just be limited to games produced in-house. An SDK will become available in the next few weeks
PCMagThe app even includes an augmented reality angle, allowing players to see things like medkits, armor, weapons, and ammo packs on their phone’s screen and shoot them to reap the benefits.
WhatTheCool Obviously as with any blaster toy, the object is to shoot your friends!
Nerf Mod Reviews The AppTag units can be fitted to any tac rail to be used with your favorite blasters!
Swagsofresh a few different forms of iPhone laser tag hit the scene lately, but none that have impressed us like the AppTag Laser Blaster.
Well AppTag is leaping up to final funding! Kickstarter funding has jumped 10% in the last 24 hours.
Two notes on the chart below – the latest day has just begun, and it also has an error in it for some reason, misreporting in the chart by $1300, its a bug of some sort.
100% Funding is in our laser sights, and we still have 2 weeks to run – the AppTag laser blaster is getting close to reality!
It was a very exciting day at AppTag laser frag headquarters today! AppTag got a big mention on Uncrate this morning which caused quite a reaction onTwitter. And hot off the press… a great write up on Gizmag – it’s all happening!
Here’s a great idea – you can save some dollars and have some awesome fun too! Maybe get some friends together to do a group buy – our most popular deals are the 2 and 4 pack, we even have people buying bigger numbers to resell.
AppTag is going to have some excellent arcade style games, but it is going to be terrific for big wide open warfare – imagine playing a shooter game across a whole city!
Thanks to our wonderful backers we have jumped 20% in just 2 days and I really appreciate it.
Finally got around to updating my tumblr blog.
So if you want to see what I share on tumblr go here: Jon Atherton Australia on Tumblr pretty boring at present, but I’ll be sharing all my starred items on Google Reader there.
A couple of updates for our Kickstarter project.
First shot below shows screen one of our arcade game for single player. An AR marker is placed on the floor, wall or where ever, spiders hatch out of the floor and you have to shoot them before they jump onto your phone – you can see the spiders in the shot, and an iPod mounted into our AppTag clamp (ignore the small stainless blot, that is for testing only and won’t be in production.
Second screen is not quite as clear, but shows the Laser Tag game as it stands at the moment, Lots more gameplay work to do on this one! I didn’t have a suitable target, so its a plastic dragon
AppTag mentioned in PCMag.com Cool Kickstarter Projects.
Urban Taggers - These guys *know* about such things!
The Australian Newspaper – great summary article about all my projects
Twitter Users in General “Gotta Get, Must get, Want want want, coolest Kickstarter project I’ve seen – and lots of other great feedback!
Here are a few thoughts that I want to share about our design for the AppTag
We’ve still got 32 days to go, wbut already 38% funded after just 5 days, LOVE kickstarter!
Kickstarter is going to disrupt a lot of businesses! Previously an inventor like me would pitch inventions, then the toy company has a bunch of committee meetings, they then decide to evaluate it with an option, if they then proceed they offer a small prepayment and an eventual 5% royalty on wholesale. They cover all marketing and manufacture. Inventors can do really well with the right toy!